You are a Gem iPhone Case + Tote Bag…

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I am loving the "gem" trend that is popping up everywhere! This month, I am participating in the Cricut Design Space Star challenge and my team and I decided to create projects with a "geometric" theme. I immediately thought a cut-out geometric gem shape would be perfect to inspire a few designs. I created two ideas using the gem design, a cute tote bag plus a custom iPhone case! If you ... [ Read More ]

How to Make an Adorable Heart Lantern …

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Our lovely friend, Laurel from A Bubbly Life created these ADORABLE black and gold heart lanterns for the PB Teen blog and we are in love! The lanterns are inspired by this season's new Emily and Meritt collection (swoon!). I am going to order this black heart duvet cover + shams for Kate's new room. I am completely + totally obsessed with it. That gold canopy bed is absolutely gorgeous, ... [ Read More ]

Fresh Style Magazine Feature…

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I am so excited to share this post with you today! Back in January, the lovely team from Fresh Style magazine visited Phoenix to interview me and photograph my home office. The feature is published in the current issue (September/October 2014), which is available on newsstands now! You can find it at Barnes & Noble and other bookstores, as well as craft stores like Joann's and Michael's and ... [ Read More ]

Gap Kids Class of 2014…

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As you may know, we are huge fans of GapKids here at TomKat and one of my dreams is to style a shoot for them one day! We use their adorable clothing all of the time for our shoots, and absolutely love the quality and style. Who doesn't love Gap? We just heard the news that GapKids announced their Class of 2014 casting call, as well as the launch of their own social media channels on Instagram, ... [ Read More ]

Glorious Cookies & Cream Cheesecakes…

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My sweet friend, Glory from Glorious Treats recently published her first book, Glorious Layered Desserts! I was thrilled when she asked me for a quote about the book and I'm so honored that it is published inside. She surprised me by including me in the acknowledgments, as well. Amazing how much can happen in a few years... I originally contacted her in 2009 when I was planning my BFF's daughter's ... [ Read More ]

Back to School Sharpies…

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This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group and Sharpie, but all opinions are my own. #pmedia #sharpiebts http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV What could be better than a fresh pack of bright Sharpie® markers? I always stock up for myself during back-to-school shopping with the kids! Good news...all Sharpie® Fine and Ultra Fine markers and highlighters ... [ Read More ]

Decorating the Kitchen…

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Happy Monday, friends! For my latest Shutterfly Home Decor projects, I designed some fun items to spruce up the kitchen in our temporary rental home including mugs, plates, a dry erase decal and canvas art! You may know that we sold our house in June to begin building our new one, but in the meantime, I am having fun making this house a home! I started by designing a few quotes to put on mugs and ... [ Read More ]

Better Soda…

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Have you guys tried DRY Soda? I never drink regular soda (whoa, those calories) and I rarely drink diet soda, as I know now that aspartame triggers my migraines. So, I was pretty excited to try DRY Soda, which is a less-sweet, all-natural soda with 45-70 calories per can or bottle (depending on flavor). Speaking of flavors, DRY soda offers 11 unique flavors, like Cucumber, Pear, Lavender and more. ... [ Read More ]

Win a Trip to NYC…

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We are so thrilled to bring you this giveaway opportunity! A few of my blogger friends have joined together to give our readers a chance to WIN a trip to NYC to watch Wicked on Broadway! And guess what....if you win, you get to pick a friend to win too! It's super easy to enter! Wicked in NYC a A big thank you to all of the fabulous websites for donating to make this Instagram ... [ Read More ]

Bright Idea for Back to School…

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Last year, I designed these cute Have a Bright School Year Tags that are perfect for giving to teachers at the beginning of the school year! My kids love them because they get to color in the "BRIGHT" part of the printed tag! We used them again this year...because guess what...new year means new teachers! This year I bought the Sharpie 80's glam sets, wrapped them with ribbon and attached the ... [ Read More ]

Time for School…

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Mornings are about to get a bit more hectic as we say goodbye to summer and hello to school. Our friends at Paging Supermom shared one of her families traditions with us, a fun Back To School Breakast! I love the idea of starting off the school year right with a special celebration breakfast for the kids and the printable designs they created are super cute! These adorable printables ... [ Read More ]

Back School Printable Bundle…

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Hello friends! I am so excited to share an awesome Back to School Printable Bundle with you today! I was asked to join this group of amazing bloggers to create a fun Back to School printable set for this collection. Hosted by Clean Mama & A Bowl Full of Lemons, the set including everything you need to get your life back in order as the new school year starts! Our brand new printables are ... [ Read More ]